Lewis and Clark Middle School

Inspiring Possibilities... Defining Success


Valerie Basnett
7th Grade Math
Team Challengers
Plan Time: 12:10-1:15

Welcome to 7th Grade! I have been teaching for 11 years. This is my second year at Lewis and Clark Middle School. I am so excited to be teaching math all day and can't wait to share my passion with my students. I taught six of the years at Pioneer Trail Elementary and three years at Belair Elementary. I am a product of the Jefferson City Public School system and knew that it was the only district that I wanted to teach in! I went to Belair Elementary, Jeff Junior, TJMS, Simonsen, and JCHS. I graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1998 and will forever be a Jaybird!! I have a BS in Business Administration and Elementary Education both from Lincoln University. In 2011, I received my eMINTS certification and couldn't be happier teaching with technology! 

My interests and hobbies include reading, volleyball, spending time with my family, and playing with my three nieces, Caitlyn, Ashlyn, Jaden, and my nephew, Mason, whom I share a birthday with!

My philosophy is that students are unique and learn at a variety of stages and levels. Thus my teaching style encourages individualism and promotes students to be active learners. They will be engaged in hands-on activities and taught strategies that will best help them achieve success. I have high standards for my students and I challenge them to reach them every day!

Last Modified on June 23, 2016